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English verb: draw off

1. draw off (contact) remove by drawing or pulling

SamplesShe placed the tray down and drew off the cloth.
Draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese.

Synonymsdraw away, pull off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Verb grouppick off, pluck, pull off, tweak

2. draw off (possession) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

SamplesShe drew $2,000 from the account.
The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank.

Synonymsdraw, take out, withdraw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Narrower (hyponym)check out, cheque, dip, disinvest, divert, divest, hive off, overdraw, tap

Verb groupdraw, take out

Antonymsdeposit, bank

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